Renaissance Studies

Renaissance Studies is a multi-disciplinary journal which publishes articles and editions of documents on all aspects of Renaissance history and culture. The articles range over the history, art, architecture, religion, literature, and languages of Europe during the period. Editions of important documents appear in their original languages, with introduction, textual apparatus, notes and (occasionally) translations of the documents and sources into English. The journal also contains a substantial book reviews section and often illustrated reviews of major exhibitions worldwide.

Quarterly: March, June, September, Decembe.

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Latest articles

Mattia Corvino e Firenze. Arte e Umanesimo alla corte del re di Ungheria (Matthias Corvinus and Florence. Art and Humanism in the Court of the King of Hungary) (Florence, Biblioteca di San Marco, 9 October 2013–6 January 2014). Catalogue edited by P. Farb
Davide Baldi, ONLINE EARLY
Robert Herrick, The Complete Poetry of Robert Herrick, edited by Tom Cain and Ruth Connolly. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 2 vols. lxx + 504 and 805pp. £250.00. ISBN: 978-0199212842 and 978-0199212859.
Thomas N. Corns, ONLINE EARLY
Pope Paul V's global design: the fresco cycle in the Quirinal Palace
Mayu Fujikawa, ONLINE EARLY
Treasures of the Royal Courts: Tudors, Stuarts and the Russian Tsars (London, Victoria and Albert Museum, 9 March–14 July 2013). Catalogue Treasures of the Royal Courts: Tudors, Stuarts and the Russian Tsars ed. Olga Dmitrieva and Tessa Murdoch. London, 2
Art and Alchemy: The Mystery of Transformation (Düsseldorf, Museum Kunstpalast, 5 April–10 August 2014). Catalogue Kunst und Alchemie: das Geheimnis der Verwandlung (English: Art and Alchemy: The Mystery of Transformation) edited by Sven Dupré, Dedo von K
Anke Timmermann, ONLINE EARLY
The strange antiquity of Francis Bacon's New Atlantis
Anna-Maria Hartmann, ONLINE EARLY
Giovanna d'Austria and the art of appearances: textiles and dress at the Florentine court
Sarah Bercusson, ONLINE EARLY
Michelangelo's Children's Bacchanal: an allegory of the intemperate soul?
Livio Pestilli, ONLINE EARLY
Sarah D. P. Cockram, Isabella d'Este and Francesco Gonzaga: Power Sharing at the Italian Renaissance Court. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013. xvi + 256 pp. 13 b & w illus. £70.00. ISBN 978-1409048311 (hb). Anne J. Cruz and Maria Galli Stampino (
Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly, ONLINE EARLY
Setting as revisionism: Vasari's use of Dürer's Siege in the Palazzo Vecchio
Tom Nichols, Titian and the End of the Venetian Renaissance. London: Reaktion Books, 2013. 336 pp. £49.00. ISBN 978-1780231860 (hb).
Benjamin Paul, ONLINE EARLY
Being human in early Virginia
Margaret Shewring (ed.), Waterborne Pageants and Festivities in the Renaissance: Essays in Honour of J. R. Mulryne. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013. xxv + 439 pp. £85.00. ISBN: 978-1409400233 (hb).
Maria Shmygol, ONLINE EARLY
Kevin de Ornellas, The Horse in Early Modern English Culture. Bridled, Curbed, and Tamed. Madison-Teaneck: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2014. 209 pp. £44.95. ISBN: 978-1611476583 (hb.)
Elisabetta Deriu, ONLINE EARLY
Bradley D. Ryner, Performing Economic Thought: English Drama and Mercantile Writing, 1600–1642. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013. xii + 217 pp. £70.00. ISBN: 978-0748684656 (hb.)
Caroline Bowden and James E. Kelly (eds.), The English Convents in Exile, 1600-1800: Communities, Culture and Identity. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013. xxii + 282 pp. £75.00. ISBN 978-1409450733 (hb.)
Emilie K. M. Murphy, ONLINE EARLY
Erica Benner, Machiavelli's ‘Prince’: A New Reading. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. lv + 343 pp. £55.00. ISBN: 978-0199653638 (hb).
Chloe Kathleen Preedy, ONLINE EARLY
Philip Schwyzer, Shakespeare and the Remains of Richard III. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 247 pp. £55.00. ISBN: 978-0199676101 (hb).
Chloe Kathleen Preedy, ONLINE EARLY
Intersections of art and women in Renaissance Italy
Giancarla Periti, ONLINE EARLY
‘A man of curious enquiry’: John Peyton's Grand Tour to central Europe and Robert Cecil's intelligence network, 1596–1601
Sebastian Sobecki, ONLINE EARLY